Shuji (Kamenashi Kazuya) is one of the most popular guy in school. He tries to avoid Akira (Tomohisa Yamashita), because of his constant annoyance. But Kame isn't just like that. At home, ... See full summary »
Kurosaki, aka Kurosagi (Yamashita Tomohisa), is a swindler who cheats other professional con artists to help their victims and avenge the death of his own family. Kurosaki buys information ... See full summary »
When easy-going Aoyagi meets an old friend for a fishing trip, he ends up drugged, framed for the Prime Minister's assassination, and on the run from corrupt cops. It's only the beginning ... See full summary »
Tsukasa got into a severe car accident when she was a high school student. She still suffers from the effects of that accident, with memory impairment and needing to use a wheelchair. ... See full summary »
Atsuhime (Princess Atsu) is the story of the real life Princess Atsu of the Satsuma Domain of Japan during the final years of the Tokugawa Shogunate. In a move to influence the Shogunate ... See full summary »
It has a long term storey as well as episodic one. That is what is good about these 10 issue JP dramas. Some other shows are purely episodic, which is a bit disappointing, since the series is short - why not do something with it?
Joker is such, it has some twist, but good background story on vigilante police actions for crimes that might be difficult to go to court.
Nothing too unusual, too complex, not too outstanding even. But the cast saves this. Especially the character Sato (translate to real person?). He is so understated, so restrain, and so subtle. And that's why people call him Buddha That it works for the plot.
And the theme music, it is dramatic but makes up for the cases and the underlying anger within the main protagonist. It fits him to a T.
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